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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Rain garden built to help filter out polluted runoff

 

September 28, 2022

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Angie Flickinger works the soil of the rain garden that was recently built next to the restrooms at City Park. The garden acts as a filter for rainwater that drains into an adjacent stream, reducing sediment, oil and other runoff from nearby Zimovia Highway.

What some would see as just a portion of muddy lawn at City Park, Angie Flickinger saw as an opportunity to better the environment.

A couple years ago, Flickinger, who works on a part-time basis with the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition in Juneau, conducted a community watershed assessment to determine areas that would be ideal for a rain garden in Wrangell.

Rain gardens act as natural filtration for rainwater that empties into streams and other waterbodies.

"Basically, I went around on city and borough land, so I didn't do the whole island but kind of the city area," Flickinger said....



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